There are so many unknowns in life, it is wise to
be prepared. Oh, that sounds like the Boy Scouts.
I have 4 Eagle Scouts from my home, including my
husband and it is wise to be prepared.
Tonight I am teaching a class on being prepared
and food storage.
They have asked me to teach, and include how having
a pizza oven could help with preparedness, and then we will finish
with pizzas in the pizza oven. I am to plan on about 35
women for the pizza.
In Tuscany, it was always traditional to cook
your bread one day a week in your wood burning
oven. The floor of the oven would be covered with
loaves. Then throughout the week the remaining loaves
would be eaten, obviously not as fresh as the first
day so they learned to make panzanella (bread salad),
bread soup, bruschetta and many other dishes using bread.
We try to store a lot of white flour, especially for use in the pizza
oven and I am going to share a couple of food storage secrets
I have learned with them and I will share them with you too.
Years ago while watching Martha Stewart she was finishing the
show with readers letters. She read one that said the woman
put bay leaves in her flour bin to prevent weevils. Martha
said she had never tried that before. Since I am a big
proponent of storing food for emergencies, I have had
some struggles with weevils in my flour.
I gave it a try and guess what? It works. I haven't had one
since and that has been years and years ago.
I also store a lot of pasta and guess who else likes to
munch on my pasta?
I just open the package of pasta and pour in a couple of tablespoons
of table salt. The packages are then stored in a plastic bucket like
the flour and guess what?
Yup, no weevils for years and years.
There is so much out on Pinterest now about preparedness
and we know that we can't predict what natural disasters
might come our way. It is a wise thing to have food stored
up and not just have enough groceries in the house for a
meal or two.
Make food storage part of your every day life.
Wish me luck on my class tonight.
I will be sharing with